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University of Chicago Press

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  • The Craft of Research, Third Editionby Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00

    With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.   Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic... more...

  • American Diplomacyby George F. Kennan; John J. Mearsheimer

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 20.00

    For more than sixty years, George F. Kennan?s American Diplomacy has been a standard work on American foreign policy. Drawing on his considerable diplomatic experience and expertise, Kennan offers an overview and critique of the foreign policy of an emerging great power whose claims to rightness often spill over into self-righteousness, whose ambitions... more...

  • Crusade for Justiceby Ida B. Wells; Alfreda M. Duster

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks. "No student of black history should overlook Crusade for... more...

  • The Language of Statutesby Lawrence M. Solan

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    Pulling the rug out from debates about interpretation, The Language of Statutes joins together learning from law, linguistics, and cognitive science to illuminate the fundamental issues and problems in this highly contested area. Here, Lawrence M. Solan argues that statutory interpretation is alive, well, and not in need of the major overhaul that... more...

  • Mathematical Models of Social Evolutionby Richard McElreath; Robert Boyd

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Over the last several decades, mathematical models have become central to the study of social evolution, both in biology and the social sciences. But students in these disciplines often seriously lack the tools to understand them. A primer on behavioral modeling that includes both mathematics and evolutionary theory, Mathematical Models of Social... more...

  • Nuns Behaving Badlyby Craig A. Monson

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Witchcraft. Arson. Going AWOL. Some nuns in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italy strayed far from the paradigms of monastic life. Cloistered in convents, subjected to stifling hierarchy, repressed, and occasionally persecuted by their male superiors, these women circumvented authority in sometimes extraordinary ways. But tales of their transgressions... more...

  • Objects as Actorsby Melissa Mueller

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 44.00

    Objects as Actors  charts a new approach to Greek tragedy based on an obvious, yet often overlooked, fact: Greek tragedy was meant to be performed. As plays, the works were incomplete without physical items?theatrical props. In this book, Melissa Mueller ingeniously demonstrates the importance of objects in the staging and reception of Athenian... more...

  • Hélio Oiticicaby Irene V. Small

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 36.00

    Hélio Oiticica (1937?80) was one of the most brilliant Brazilian artists of the 1960s and 1970s. He was a forerunner of participatory art, and his melding of geometric abstraction and bodily engagement has influenced contemporary artists from Cildo Meireles and Ricardo Basbaum to Gabriel Orozco, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and Olafur Eliasson. This... more...

  • Liberty Powerby Corey M. Brooks

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 36.00

    Abraham Lincoln?s Republican Party was the first party built on opposition to slavery to win on the national stage?but its victory was rooted in the earlier efforts of under-appreciated antislavery third parties. Liberty Power tells the story of how abolitionist activists built the most transformative third-party movement in American history and... more...

  • The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensemblesby Bob Gluck

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    Miles Davis?s Bitches Brew is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion. Fans have been fortunate in the past few years to gain access to Davis?s live recordings from this time, when he was working with an ensemble that has come to be known as the Lost Quintet. In this book, jazz... more...